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Malcolm Byrne

Former Public Policy Scholar


    June 5, 2006 — August 27, 2021

    Professional affiliation

    Deputy Director, Director of Research at the National Security Archive

    Wilson Center Projects

    The Iran-Contra Affair: An International History

    Full Biography

    Malcolm Byrne is deputy director and director of research for the non-governmental National Security Archive, based at George Washington University.  Since 1998, he has directed the Archive’s Iran-U.S. Relations Project, which aims at a multi-national, multi-archival approach to the history of the two countries’ relations since World War II.  Among his books is the award-winning Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran (co-edited with Mark Gasiorowski) (Syracuse, 2004) and Iran-Contra: Reagan's Scandal and the Unchecked Abuse of Presidential Power (Kansas, 2014).